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I used muriatic acid to clean the inside of my tank. Only took a couple hours and looked like new inside. About a 1:5 dillution.
I was scared to use acid at first, but am glad I did it that way. Fast and cheap. No need to shake it around and wait for hours or days with less aggressive chemicals.
The only problems with the acid method are:

1.) The acid attacks the metal, which means if there was a spot that was really thin due to the rust and corrosion, you now have a spot that is a hole.

2.) The acid causes the tank to "flash rust", which is nearly impossible to stop without the use of some kind of "tank lining agent".

RUSTECO doesn't attack the metal, only the corrosion, and the tank won't flash over after washing it out.

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If the Aspencade doesn't smoke anymore , why change the head gasket?
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Thats what I am thinking...lol

I am changing the belts and flushing cooling system and changing my concoction oil...lol

almost ready to throw it up on evilbay.. or offer it up to the group..

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Oh yeah.. Gotta sync them carbs and do a sniffer test on the exhaust..

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I used muriatic acid to clean the inside of my tank. Only took a couple hours and looked like new inside. About a 1:5 dillution.
I was scared to use acid at first, but am glad I did it that way. Fast and cheap. No need to shake it around and wait for hours or days with less aggressive chemicals.
The only problems with the acid method are:

1.) The acid attacks the metal, which means if there was a spot that was really thin due to the rust and corrosion, you now have a spot that is a hole.

2.) The acid causes the tank to "flash rust", which is nearly impossible to stop without the use of some kind of "tank lining agent".

RUSTECO doesn't attack the metal, only the corrosion, and the tank won't flash over after washing it out.



Not to get the thread too far off-topic: But, I rinsed it out with baking soda right after, and then instantly fogged it with a ton of WD40. It's only been a couple months, but I havent seen any new rust in the tank at all. Obviously if the tank has really thin metal,pinhole leaks, etc - Acid isn't a good choice. Evaporust(I think thats what its called) is sold at Harbor Freight and eats rust safely. About $20 for a jug of it. Havent used it before, but have heard it works. Just imagine it takes a little longer than acid.



They will definitely flash rust if you acid wash it, and then take too much time trying to dry it out and don't get some WD40 in there. But I had no problem with it, as long as you work somewhat fast.

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I immediately flushed it and sprayed out with baking soda.. I had tons. bought a case when I started this project. Then dried again and immediately installed and filled with high octane.. because i had 5 gallons I just bought for lawn tractor...lol no issues.. The smoke is completely gone now... woot woot.. will hold on head gasket for a while see how it goes....lol

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Ok now I am freaked out.. I went and started bike today. I let it warm up till fan came on. No smoke at all? weird? Should I still go ahead and replace that head gasket?

I couldnt get it to smoke more than an itty bit?
I think I would run it carefully as is and see how it acts for awhile maybe.
Mine did not smoke when I bought it, but one cold morning just a few days later it was a fogger about 3 AM for awhile when I fired it up with choke on. Later I had no smoke once it warmed up.
Seamed to never smoke after than till the other day, after sitting about 3 days or so not stared I got a little smoke like a small fogger for a few seconds.

Mine seems fine otherwise, no water to oil, not using any oil I can tell, runs fine.
I need to did out the old compression tester and Leak down testers and see what I can find.



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RUSTECO doesn't attack the metal, only the corrosion, and the tank won't flash over after washing it out.
WOW, this stuff looks cool!

And it really works, Mike? Besides taking care of the rust, will it wash out any remaining old gasoline gunk?
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Yes DBD, it really works. I've done 2 Goldwing tanks (IN THE FRAME) and a myriad of other chrome and steel things with the same 5 gallon bucket that I bought 5 years ago.

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Wow..Thats awesome you did it with the tank still in the frame. I definitely wouldn't do acid that way.

Mabye I'll try it with my other bike. Its got a touch of surface rust on the bottom. Nothing major (not removing it over anyways), but wouldnt hurt to clean it up.
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